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So the Nationals held their first full team workout today in the (*gasp*) frigid Florida air, and Raffy was there, too. Spring is in the air!
Meanwhile, Teddy and William Howard Taft continued their "Bill and Teddy's Executive Adventure" race to Mt. Rushmore, which ends on Presidents Day tomorrow. Something about the photo above, Tweeted Sunday by @NatsBigChief27 has us rooting for Taft. See Let Teddy Win for complete coverage of this thing, of course...
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(Photo of Raffy in the cold on Sunday in Viera by @djbinFl)
On Sunday, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post Tweeted a link to a 2012 WSJ story about Rafael Soriano's entrance song: "El Rey de Monticulo—"The King of the Mound." The song is about Soriano, was written for Soriano by a family friend in the Dominican Republic, and features inspirational lyrics (in...
R.I.P. Danny Espinosa's beard. Video of Danny shaving his beard via MLB.com. We hardly knew ya. At least we still have Ian Desmond's mustache and Jayson Werth's beard. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
(Above: At least Mike Rizzo, seen here chatting in Viera via a screencap from this CSNWashington.com video, appears to be in the best shape of his life.)
Oh, sure, expectations are sky high for the Washington Nationals; but two days into full-squad workouts and not a single player quoted in the media as being in the best shape of his life? Well, Mike Rizzo nearly absolved the...
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Washington Nationals’ second baseman Danny Espinosa had a decent season in 2012 (except for those NL-leading strikeouts). Unfortunately, Espinosa and Washington packed away their Nattitude for the year after blowing Game 5 to the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. It was a crappy ending for the team with baseball’s best record in the regular...
Jordan Zimmermann might be the best Number 3 starter in baseball. You can argue whether Strasburg or Gonzalez is Number 1, but everyone will agree that those two are your top two. But then you get Jordan Zimmermann on the third day and that is not a picnic by any stretch of the imagination. Gonzalez had a WHIP of 1.129 and Strasburg finished 2012 with a 1.155. Right behind them...
Jordan Zimmermann may not have the flash and style of his teammates Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t one of the better young pitchers in the game.At 26, his control is at an elite level and it’s why he’s so highly ranked even though he puts up pedestrian strikeout numbers. Last year, he posted his second consecutive sub-2.00 BB/9 season,...
Born: July 27, 1982
Drafted: 6th Round, 174th overall, 2004 (Expos)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: University of South Florida
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Ivany was one of the last links for the Nationals to the Expos, the team that drafted him. He...
Born: October 3, 1982
Drafted: 10th Round, 308th Overall, 2004 (Marlins)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Middle Tennessee State University
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Carroll is a stocky outfielder with good raw power who’s been...
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports suggested yesterday that Tommy John surgery is not nearly the frightening experience it used to be. He may have a point. He says there have been over 1,000 pitchers to undergo the procedure since Tommy John himself pioneered it. One of those pitcher is Washington Nationals' prospect Cole Kimball.
Amanda Comak of the Washington Times says...
Ben and Sam preview the Nationals` season with Paul Sporer and Daniel Rathman, and Pete talks to Adam Kilgore, who covers the Nationals for the Washington Post (at 19:51).
After Danny Espinosa shaved his winter beard I wasn’t ready to love again, but now Ian Desmond is growing a mustache (via @fpdougiefresh), and here I am over the moon. Sounds like he’s keeping it, too.
This is the first podcast since Gio Gonzalez was tied to a clinic that allegidly provided performance-enhancing drugs, so we address that issue before we get into spring training. We explore if the Washington Nationals have any real roster battles, and we evaluate the NL East competition a bit, focusing on the Atlanta Braves offseason moves.